The Ogun State Police Command has warned residents against raising the false alarms of security breaches in some parts of Abeokuta.
The warning was contained in a statement issued on Thursday by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, amid rumours of an alleged invasion of some areas by gunmen.
“The attention of Ogun State Police Command has been drawn to a false alarm raised by some unknown persons in the early hour of today Thursday 23rd of June 2022, that some gunmen have invaded Obada Oko, Oke Ata and some parts of Abeokuta metropolis,” the statement partly read.
Oyeyemi, who noted that the alarmist went further to ask schools in those areas to close and send their pupils to their different homes for safety, appealed to members of the public to discountenance the false information.
According to him, there is nothing of such happening anywhere in Ogun State, and residents should therefore go about their lawful businesses without the fear of any form of harassment or intimidation.
The police spokesman added, “Having heard the false alarm, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, quickly deployed some officers and men of the command to the area only to find out that nothing of such is happening anywhere around the mentioned places.
“In view of this, the Command wishes to warn those behind such false alarm to desist from it, as the tactical teams of the Command have been activated to go after them and bring them to book.
“Raising false alarm to cause panic in the mind of the general public is criminal and such barbaric act will no longer be tolerated.”